I agree completely about the steering wheel! I am anxiously awaiting my almost new 825i, but the steering wheel position is my biggest complaint. I have not driven the 550, but it does have a better ergonomic! (Thought about the 550, but for my needs, it just didn't quite cut it.) If you figure out anything, I'm looking forward to your solution.They are sharp looking and I like how the steering wheel is oriented compared to the 825i's...mine is too low and sits kinda flat...trying to figure out how to raise it up...there's a U-joint just out from where it goes into the cab making extending the shaft kinda difficult...might have to add some inside the cab...
Thanx for the pics....
Larry in MD